Cardiff City are preparing a move for Bordeaux midfielder Younousse Sankhare.

The Bluebirds are in “pole position” to land the 29-year-old, according to a report by TEAMtalk.

Their Welsh rivals Swansea City have also been credited with an interest, as well as newly promoted Premier League side Sheffield United.

Cardiff have signed Joe Day from Newport County, Curtis Nelson from Oxford United and Will Vaulks from Rotherham United since their relegation from the top flight last season and are looking to bring in some more signings before the campaign kicks off.

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Sankhare, who is a Senegal international with seven caps to his name so far in his career, could be available from Ligue 1 side outfit Bordeaux for the right price despite still having two years left on his contract there.

The left-sided midfielder was born in Paris and started out at PSG and went onto make 40 appearances for them. He also had loan spells at Dijon and Reims as a youngster.

Sankhare joined Dijon on a permanent deal in 2011 and spent two years at the Stade Gaston Gerard before switching to Guimgamp after a brief loan spell at Valenciennes.

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He played 117 times for Guimgamp in the French top flight and scored nine goals to earn himself a move to Lille in July 2016. However, he spent just six months there before he was signed by Bordeaux for around £2.7 million.

Cardiff are now looking to lure him away from France for the first time in his career and bring him to the Championship.


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